Remote Data Acquisition Using Audio, Video and Data Transmission 2001-01-2467
The primary function of the electrical system for the Lawrence Tech Formula SAE 2001 vehicle was to supply essential engine and vehicle functions. Important secondary functions of the electrical system were real-time data acquisition, display of some of these data to the driver, and transmission of the data to race team members at a sideline location. In addition to data channels depicting vehicle function and health, the data-acquisition (DAC) system included video that duplicated the driver's view, and two-way audio. This paper describes the DAC system and its integration into the vehicle electrical system.